Writing Fiction: How to Start a New Story

I've found writing advice on how to start a story to be very...general. And, it's not because they are lazy or they just want to look legit. There is a very good reason they are being general (which not many of them actually address). That is, there is no true method for you to write your story. The only thing some experienced writer can do to give advice on how to start a new story is say how they start a new story. I recently started a new story. So let me give me as an example on two ways you can start a new story.

Omniscient Discoveries 1: Commentary

Some time ago, I wrote an article on this website about how to write in omniscient. Don't! Don't go looking for it. I took it down because it was wrong. I'm still not qualified to give advice on how to write omniscient like how it's written in some literary fiction classics. Instead, let me tell you some things I have discovered about the trade. This is the first article in a series of my discoveries about omniscient style writing.

How to Write an Original Story

A lot of people struggle with being original. "It's been done before." "Some TV show did it before I could do anything with my story." "It's so cliche I hate my writing." It's all been said. Nothing is unique, and you sound like a copycat. So how do you find originality? How do you find something that is so unique not even the billions of people around you have ever thought about? Sounds so daunting...

Pros & Cons: Planner or Pantser?

Research all the details. Write up a chapter by chapter outline. Write a character bio for all the characters you currently have. Get a map for your story. Draw your characters or have someone do it for you. Have everything down to the details before even getting into the writing portion. That's what I don't do. I'm, what is called, a pantser.